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Exhausted by the Holidays

Miriam gives advice to a mom who is exhausted by the idea of future holidays with young kids. Dear Miriam, I remember when my husband and...
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The Hairy Interview

Should a teacher get a new haircut right before applying for jobs? Dear Miriam, I'm about to begin interviewing for jobs as a teacher, and I'm...
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Four at the Funeral

Should a four year old attend his great-grandmother's funeral? Miriam offers her advice. Dear Miriam, My grandmother's health has taken a turn for the worse and...
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P is for Parenting

Miriam advises a parent who wants to know how to talk to her son about the latest news in the presidential election. Dear Miriam, My ten...
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After the Advice

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Miriam follows up with readers who have asked her for advice over the years. Dear Readers,  As we prepare for...
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Hesitant to Hug

Miriam answers a reader's question about how, or whether, to avoid unwanted hugs.  Dear Miriam, I recently relocated to the West Coast, and everybody hugs everybody...
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Not Smiling

Miriam offeres perspectives on how to teach toddlers to respond to different kinds of attention from strangers. Dear Miriam, I live in Center City with my...
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Coffee Caper Witness

A reader asks what to do when he learns about a stolen cup of coffee. Dear Miriam, I was in a line at a coffee shop...
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Losing My Mom to Israel

Miriam advises a man whose mother is moving to Israel, leaving him behind with a host of difficult feelings. Dear Miriam, My parents divorced when I...
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Dealing with Death

Miriam has advice for a mom whose toddler is exploring what death means. Dear Miriam, My toddler has been asking about death lately and bringing death into...

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